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Maybe someone in the Amazon community can disabuse me of this notion, but this book seems almost entirely worthless. If you want a very quick introduction to these philosophers, you would do better on Wikipedia (especially the German version). Gombrowicz is, I think, one of the principal novelists of the last century. His short stories are tremendous; "Cosmos" in the new translation is a masterpiece. I thought that even if I wasn't persuaded by his take on philosophy, I might learn something about him, or about his novels; and I also thought I'de be entertained, because he can be fabulously funny.
But I can't get any insight into his novels from this; it's apparently intended to be whimsical, but for me, at least, there isn't much whimsy here. And I would not read it for information about these philosophers.
But if someone out there can make the connection between his novels and this book, I'd be happy to hear about it.
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Witold Marian Gombrowicz (August 4, 1904 – July 24, 1969) was a Polish writer. His works are characterised by deep psychological analysis, a certain sense of paradox and absurd, anti-nationalist flavor.
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